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Jason Victor Serinus

Jason Victor Serinus is a music critic, professional whistler, and lecturer on classical vocal recordings. His credits includes Seattle Times, Listen, Opera News, Opera Now, American Record Guide, Stereophile, Classical Voice North America, Carnegie Hall Playbill, Gramophone, San Francisco Magazine, Stanford Live, Bay Area Reporter, San Francisco Examiner, AudioStream, and California Magazine.

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February 6, 2015
The conductor is recognized for his diligent programming of new music from Bay Area composers....
CD Review
February 6, 2015

Not a contender among so many great recorded interpretations of the songs, but Netrebko is backed by a marvelous orchestra and conductor who know their Strauss.

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February 5, 2015
Participants, coaches, repertoire, and dates are set. Here's the scoop, to whet your appetite....
Feature Article
February 5, 2015

In his first season as Opera San Jose's artistic director, Larry Hancock is betting on a likeable adaptation of E.M. Forster's novel.

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February 3, 2015
The little opera company discovers a devastating theft. ...
January 15, 2015
Finally, the next Jake Heggie opera is announced: a humane comedy about art and the sacrifices we make for it....
January 5, 2015
Naxos has made the history books with the worldwide launch of their ClassicsOnline HD•LL classical music streaming and download site. ClassicsOnline HD•LL is the first site to stream classical mus...
Feature Article
December 26, 2014

What better way to get your New Year off to a great start than with three videos that have a strong relationship with San Francisco Opera.

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December 21, 2014
Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe was just in town, for a truth-in-packaging recording at the electronically enhanced Berkeley’s Meyer Sound....
December 19, 2014
Read it here first, a report on an ongoing series of punchy, flashily illustrated eight-minute programs titled Scandalous Overtures....
Feature Article
December 17, 2014

Great music and gift ideas for classical music lovers (and how to get hold of them quickly).

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December 11, 2014
Besides San Francisco Symphony, here are some of the classical nominees....
December 9, 2014
The orchestra's latest nomination in the Best Musical Theater Album category featured a difficult recording hurdle. SFS's sound engineer gives the inside story....
Upcoming Concert
December 2, 2014

Read an interview with composer and musician Terry Riley. His In C changed the course of modern music, he has spent half a century at the cutting edge of musical exploration, and it is impossible to speak of Riley’s music without referencing his energy and world outlook.

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News Report
October 23, 2014

CD-quality, on demand streaming is about to expand with the entry of two new companies into the U.S. market. Both are jockeying for position as major players

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News Report
October 19, 2014

The Walkman is back. It’s now accepting pre-orders on its own lightweight, 64 GB, Hi-Res Walkman Digital Music Player due out in November.

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Feature Article
October 13, 2014

Four new mind-boggling, jaw-dropping, ear-seducing recordings by Cecilia Bartoli, Dominque Labelle, Alice Coote, and Nathalie Stutzman give pleasure almost beyond words.

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News Report
September 24, 2014

On Sept. 23 a newly remastered 69-CD box set of Maria Callas’ entire studio discography became available from Warner Classics.

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News Report
September 24, 2014

Two more Adler Fellows who have hit the big time.

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Recording Review
September 12, 2014

The wondrous mezzo Joyce DiDonato, now at the very top of her game, sings bel canto arias to a fare-thee-well, both the rare and the familiar, the tragic and the camp.

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